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The Perfect Sleep (2009)

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Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.

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Jeremy Alter

Writer:

Anton Pardoe

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Pardoe Anton Pardoe ... The Narrator
Anthony Dilio ... Walter (as Anthony Dee)
David Beck David Beck ... Walter's Goon
Ken Clark Ken Clark ... Walter's Goon
Ryan Fitzgerald Ryan Fitzgerald ... Walter's Goon
James Hart James Hart ... Walter's Goon (as Jimmy Hart)
Roselyn Sanchez ... Porphyria
Denyse Tontz ... Young Porphyria
Scout Alter Scout Alter ... Young Narrator
Frank Bruynbroek ... Young Nikolai
Scarlett Chorvat ... Tatiana
Daniel Goddard ... Sergei
Dmitri S. Boudrine ... Kolya (as Dimitri Boudrine)
Stefan Pardoe Stefan Pardoe ... Ganya
Said Bakouch Said Bakouch ... The Maharajah
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Storyline

Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Прекрасный сон See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Unified Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At about ten minutes and eighteen seconds into the film, The Narrator is awoken by a car horn outside the "warehouse". He gets up, on his knees, using the cane for support. Then the camera switches to a shot of Walter laying on the ground, his cane visible and also lying on the ground. In the next shot, Walter's cane is in The Narrator's hand again. See more »

Quotes

The Narrator: Maybe it's best just to sleep on it. The only problem is when I sleep, I remember. And nothing hurts quite like that.
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Connections

Featured in Do Not Go See the Perfect Sleep (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Tonight We Ride
Written, Performed and Produced by David Vanian
Backing Vocals by Anton Pardoe
Guitar by Eddie Munoz and Mike Wilcox
Bass Guitar by Chris Gibbs
Keyboard by Dave Sobel
Drums by Rosie Curtale
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Can't believe some people actually liked this
1 August 2009 | by vlad-mitracheSee all my reviews

This is the first time I feel the need to comment on IMDb, to write some sort of a review and, as it so often happens, it's not because of a really excellent film, but a truly appalling one.

Take the narrating style the youngest might relate to the Max Payne video game series, a cast of virtually unkonwns (which is not a bad thing in itself), poor dialogs, some dark scenes but not many enough, and make a film out of it. Don't worry about the bad acting, the length (way too long), the lack of immersion (the lead character has to be one of the lest interesting I've seen in a long time - couldn't care less if he died) or the often ridiculous solutions they find to certain problems the lead character finds himself in.

I wouldn't have written anything if it hadn't been for another review here, giving it 10 stars. I gave it four, but maybe three is closer to what I feel about it. Not only do I not wish to see it again, but the mere thought of it takes me dangerously close to wanting to kill myself. Oh, and a so called noir film is nothing without a good soundtrack - not the case here. The ending song sounds like it was more suitable to a western movie.

It's not romance, it's not action, it's not noir, it's not good. That would be my review if it weren't for the minimum of 10 lines.


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